ALERT: NIST Issues Final Guidance on Federal Contractor Cybersecurity Standards for Controlled Unclassified Information

Alexander Major of Sheppard Mullin writes:

On June 19, 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published the final version of guidance for federal agencies to ensure sensitive information remains confidential when stored outside of federal systems.  The guidelines, Special Publication 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations, apply to nonfederal information systems and organizations that process, store, or transmit federal controlled unclassified information, or “CUI,” and match the guidelines published for public comment last fall.

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